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MLB Betting: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, June 17

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It would be easy to load up this week’s “Who’s Hot” list with members of the Atlanta Braves, who have won 14 games in a row and are dominating in the MLB picks department these days. The same could be done with the “Who’s Not” since the Chicago Cubs have dropped 10 games in a row.

We’ve looked a little deeper and included players from 25 teams in the latest installment.

Baseball Betting: A look at Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

The New York Yankees, one of the teams with the best World Series odds, is among the teams featured prominently.

Who’s Hot

  • American League Hitters

    • Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox: Abreu has five extra-base hits, five walks and a .435 batting average over his last five games.
    • Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox: The last four hits by Devers have been home runs, helping him rank near the top of the American League with nine runs scored and nine RBIs over the last week. Devers is starting to attract more attention from those who bet online and are looking for candidates to wager on in the American League Most Valuable Player race.
    • Vlad Guerrero Jr., 1B, Toronto Blue Jays: Guerrero has 13 hits and a .452 average during his current seven-game hitting streak. Guerrero has three home runs, eight runs scored and eight more driven in over that stretch. The MLB lines have Guerrero tied for seventh in the American League Most Valuable Player race.
    • Ryan Mountcastle, 1B, Baltimore Orioles: Mountcastle is hitting .407 with eight runs scored, three doubles, four home runs, and eight RBIs over the last seven games.
    • Amed Rosario, SS, Cleveland Guardians: Rosario has a .476 average over his last five contests with five of his 10 hits going for extra bases.
  • National League Hitters

    • Nelson Cruz, DH, Washington Nationals: It seems like years have passed since Cruz opened 2022 with a .155 batting average in the month of April. Over his last seven games, he is hitting .357 with five extra-base hits and seven RBIs.
    • Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals: No stranger to this list, Goldschmidt is hitting .435 with four home runs and nine RBIs during his last seven contests. He has struck out once in 28 at-bats during that stretch to move atop the National League Most Valuable Player race according to the MLB betting lines.
    • Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies: Hoskins is hitting .500 with four doubles, four home runs and nine RBIs in his last seven games. Hoskins has quietly moved into the top 20 in the NL MVP race according to the Las Vegas odds.
    • Bryan Reynolds, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Reynolds is showing signs of life after a slow start to the season. Over his last seven games, he is hitting .500 with five extra-base hits including three home runs.
    • Dansby Swanson, SS, Atlanta Braves: Swanson is hitting .440 with three home runs and 10 RBIs over his last six games. He is hitting .379 with 12 RBIs during Atlanta’s 14-game winning streak.
  • American League Pitchers

      • Emmanuel Clase, Cleveland Guardians: Clase is 4 for 4 in save opportunities with no walks and no runs allowed during his last four games.
      • Beau Brieske, Detroit Tigers: Breiske hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts. He has an 0.96 ERA in three starts during the month of June.
      • Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays: McClanahan is 2-1 with a 1.35 earned run average and 24 strikeouts in 20 innings over his last three starts.

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  • Jordan Montgomery, New York Yankees: Montgomery is a little overshadowed by the other starting pitchers for the first-place Yankees, but he is 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA in his last three starts.
  • Jesus Tinoco, Texas Rangers: Tinoco has not allowed a run in his last three appearances with five strikeouts in four innings.
  • National League Pitchers

    • Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres: Darvish is 2-0 with an 0.60 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 15 innings during his last two starts.
    • Zach Davies, Arizona Diamondbacks: Davies has an ERA of 1.31 with 20 strikeouts in his last three starts.
    • Edwin Diaz, New York Mets: Diaz hasn’t allowed a run in his last seven appearances with three hits and two walks given up in 7.2 innings. He has struck out 16 of the last 27 batters he has faced.
    • Tyler Mahle, Cincinnati Reds: Mahle has allowed eight hits and one run with 22 strikeouts over 15 innings in his last two starts.
    • Zach Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies: Wheeler is 2-0 with an 0.69 ERA with no walks in 11 innings over his last two starts.
  • Who’s Not

    • American League Hitters

      • Bo Bichette, IF, Toronto Blue Jays: Bichette doesn’t have an extra-base hit in his last six games. He has one hit in 13 at-bats over his last three outings.
      • Jonah Heim, C, Texas Rangers: Heim is cooling off after a surprising start for the Rangers. He has three hits in his last 22 at-bats. Heim, who was batting .356 in early May, is now at .243.
      • Brandon Marsh, OF, Los Angeles Angels: Marsh has two hits in his last 14 at-bats with 11 strikeouts during that stretch.
      • Tyler Nevin, IF, Baltimore Orioles: Nevin is hitting .095 with six strikeouts and two hits in his last six games.
      • Trevor Story, 2B, Boston Red Sox: It has been a bit of all or nothing during Story’s first season in Boston. He is currently trending in the wrong direction with three hits and seven strikeouts over his last five contests.
    • National League Hitters

      • Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Atlanta Braves: While the Braves are rolling, Acuna has hit a rough patch with two hits in his last 21 at-bats. One of those hits was a home run.
      • Nolan Arenado, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals: Arenado is 2-for-17 over his last four games. He has only struck out once during that stretch, with one of those hits being a home run.
      • Ryan McMahon, 2B, Colorado Rockies: McMahon is 3-for-22 with nine strikeouts over his last six games.
      • Neck Senzel, OF, Cincinnati Reds: Senzel has two hits in his last 19 at-bats. In 12 games during the month of June, he has one extra-base hit.
      • Daulton Varsho, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Varsho is hitting .227 over his last five games. He-is-0 for 5 with runners in scoring position during that span.
     Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves heads for third base in the first inning against the New York Mets during game two of a double header at Citi Field on May 03, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
    Ronald Acuna Jr. | Elsa/Getty Images/AFP
    • American League Pitchers

      • Dylan Bundy, Minnesota Twins: Bundy is 0-1 with an ERA of 12.79 in two starts during the month of June.
      • Matt Foster, Chicago White Sox: Foster has allowed seven hits and five runs in 2.2 innings during his last five appearances.
      • Kevin Gausman, Toronto Blue Jays: Gausman is 0-3 with an ERA of 6.75 in his last three starts. He has allowed 22 hits and walked five in 12 innings of work.
      • Jameson Taillon, New York Yankees: Taillon has given up 16 hits and seven runs over nine innings in his last two starts. Playing for one of the top offensive teams in baseball, he is 1-0 in those games.
      • Lou Trivino, Oakland Athletics: Trivino is 0-2 with 12 hits and seven runs given up in 4.1 innings over his last five appearances.
    • National League Pitchers

      • MacKenzie Gore, San Diego Padres: Gore is 1.1 with an ERA of 6.48 in his last two starts. Although he has 13 strikeouts in 8.1 innings, he has also given up eight hits, eight runs, and seven walks.
      • Eric Lauer, Milwaukee Brewers: Lauer has allowed 13 hits and 11 runs in 11 innings over his last two starts.
      • Jose Quintana, Pittsburgh Pirates: Quintana is 0-2 with an 8.64 ERA in his two more recent starts. He has been hurt by allowing three home runs in 8.1 innings during that stretch.
      • Trevor Rogers, Miami Marlins: A tough 2022 season continues for Rogers who has allowed 11 hits, seven walks, and six runs in 8.2 innings during his last two starts.
      • Keegan Thompson, Chicago Cubs: Thompson has given up eight hits and 12 runs in 3.2 innings during his last two starts.

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